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OSHA Warns Against Lyme Disease

04/30/2000

WASHINGTON, D.C.— According to a recent Associated Press article, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is warning outdoor workers to be especially wary of Lyme disease. ``Outdoor workers are at particula...

ServiceMaster Announces First Quarter Results

04/29/2000

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL.—ServiceMaster (NYSE:SVM), parent company of Terminix International, has reported first quarter revenues of $1.3 billion, up 21 percent over the first quarter of 1999, reflecting growth from acquisitions and base operations...

CDC Unveils Plan for WNV Control

04/28/2000

BETHESDA, MD.—According to a recent Reuters Health wire article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a collaborative plan to minimize human exposure to the mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) that killed seven...

Arizona PMP is Roach Man with a Plan

04/28/2000

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Bruce Tennebaum, owner of Arizona Pest Control and better known as the "Roach Man" to the locals, has taken his annual summer cockroach contest to the extreme this year—he's offering $1 million, and he's gone national....

Zoecon Launches New Web Site

04/27/2000

BENSENVILLE, ILL.—Zoecon Professional Products has unveiled an interactive, solutions-based Web site at www.zoeconsolutions.com. The new site provides pest management professionals (PMPs) with customized integrated pest management (IPM) ...

Gale Named as Dwinnell Successor

04/27/2000

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) has named D. Wayne Gale to the post of bureau chief for its Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control. Gale succeeds Steve Dwinnell, who had continued serving...

Unwarranted Warning for Pesticides

04/26/2000

Editor's Note: The following appeared in the April 21st edition of The Washington Times--and should be of interest to pest management professionals (PMPs): Unwarranted warning By Steven J. Milloy The Senate has voted unanimously to req...

Ecolab Reports First Quarter Results

04/25/2000

ST. PAUL, MINN.--Continued good results from its major domestic businesses and improved results in its Latin American and European operations led Ecolab's (NYSE:ECL) first quarter as diluted earnings per share increased 23% to a record $0...

Rollins Announces First Quarter Results

04/24/2000

ATLANTA, GA.--Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL), parent company of Orkin Pest Control, reported an increase in revenues of 15.1% to $149.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000 compared to $129.9 million for the same quarterly period ...

New Environmental Technology Converts Pesticides to Carbon Dioxide and Water

04/24/2000

SUNNYVALE, CALIF.--CerOx Corp. has announced that, under monitored conditions, its CerOx Technology, in a full sized commercially operated system, safely and completely treated dangerous pesticides, converting them into CO2 and water. ...

Rockwell's D-Sect Makes Debut

04/23/2000

Rockwell Laboratories Ltd., a new company founded to develop and market products exclusively for the professional pest management industry, has launched its first product—the D-Sect baiting and monitoring system. The D-Sect station is a f...

PCO Pack Premieres

04/22/2000

Zoëcon now offers the Altosid PCO Pack for pest management professionals (PMPs). The lightweight pack, which contains Altosid 30-day briquettes, allows quick mosquito management. The PCO Pack includes 60 Altosid briquettes, which contain ...

Insect Zoo Goes to School

04/21/2000

URBANDALE, IOWA—Brad Smith, president of Preferred Pest Control, recently enlisted the help of the Iowa State University Insect Zoo for a presentation he made to a group of elementary school students. The students got a chance to handle s...

PMP Saves on Fuel Costs

04/21/2000

WOODBRIDGE, VA.—One month after installing VDO North America’s FM 100 fleet management system into seven of its vehicles, AAA Pest Pros is tallying a potential annual cost savings of more than $8,000 in reduced idle time alone. In fact, A...

Fire Ants Can Migrate Indoors

04/20/2000

ATHENS, GA.—Dr. Beverly Sparks, entomology professor at the University of Georgia, reminds pest management professionals (PMPs) that fire ants can become a problem indoors during dry summer seasons. “They go inside to search for water,...

Mitchell Earns Doctorate in Entomology

04/20/2000

DES MOINES, IOWA—Stuart Mitchell, staff entomologist for Springer Pest Solutions/AABLE Pest Management, has been awarded a doctorate in philosophy in urban and industrial entomology from Trinity College, Sioux Falls, S.D. He also received...

Whitmire Micro-Gen Hires Woodward

04/19/2000

ST. LOUIS, MO.— Whitmire Micro-Gen has announced the addition of John Woodward as regional technical specialist to cover the Western United States. Woodward spent the last year working as the vice president/general manager of a pest ma...

ESA Offers Family Member Discount

04/19/2000

LANHAM, MD.—Beginning in 2001, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) will offer a discount on membership dues for two ESA members from the same family household. The ESA Newsletter reports that the discount will entitle the family to...

Terminix Acquires Abash Pest Control

04/18/2000

MEMPHIS, TENN.—Abash Pest Control has been purchased by Terminix International, according to Terminix President and Chief Operating Officer Albert Cantu. Abash, owned and operated by Richard Johnston, is based in Denver, Colo., and has ot...

SafeScience Introduces DIY DEET-Free Insect Repellents

04/17/2000

BOSTON, MASS. SafeScience, Inc. recently launched a garden product line for consumers. The products includes Healthy Living DEET-Free Insect Repellents and Healthy Garden Fertilizers. The insect repellents are based upon geraniol-a new, ...

NYC Makes Plans Now for Mosquitoes

04/17/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—According to a recent AP news article, New York City has decided not to spray malathion, the pesticide it used against mosquitoes last year, in its campaign to prevent another outbreak of West Nile virus, and to use helico...

Fire Ants are on the Move

04/16/2000

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Residents of New Mexico, California and Arizona had better prepare, for fire ant populations have recently been discovered in these states according to an article in the April 2000 issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical ...

Silcox Joins Bayer Corp.

04/15/2000

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Dr. Chuck Silcox has been hired by Bayer Corp. to serve as the field research and development representative for the northeastern United States. Silcox has spent 16 years in the turf and ornamental and pest management industr...

McNally Makes Transition Within Bayer

04/14/2000

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Dr. Phil McNally will transition within Bayer Corp. to become the field research and development representative for the western United States. For the last four years, McNally has served as the national product manager, worki...

Assured Provides 10-Point Mosquito Program

04/14/2000

NEW YORK, N.Y.—"There's a right way and a wrong way to kill mosquitoes, but kill them you must because the threat of the West Nile Fever exists." says Michael Deutsch, an entomologist and expert on environmental health and safety. ...

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